Whiting School of Engineering convocation ECE award winners

May 6, 2019

The Whiting School of Engineering’s convocation awards ceremony took place during the afternoon of May 6. Below are the recipients of ECE’s awards. Congratulations to all recipients!

Charles A. Conklin Award

Description: Charles A. Conklin III earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins in 1927. This award is presented to outstanding computer engineering seniors to recognize their academic achievements.

Recipients: Brian Fogelson, Brandon Tran

Brian Fogelson

Brandon Tran

William H. Huggins Awards

Description: William H. Huggins was chair of the Electrical Engineering Department from 1970 to 1975. He was a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the IEEE, and the recipient of the IEEE Education Medal and the IEEE Edison Medal. These awards are presented annually to senior and junior students in electrical and computer engineering for outstanding scholarship and service to the department and their fellow students.

Junior in Electrical Engineering: Gavin Mischler

Gavin Mischler

Junior in Computer Engineering: Travis Chan

Travis Chan

Senior in Electrical Engineering: Michael Signorelli

Michael Signorelli

Senior in Computer Engineering: Nicholas Skacel

Nicholas Skacel

IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Excellence Award

Description: The IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Excellence Award recognizes those within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who have demonstrated exceptional academic accomplishments. This award is presented to a member who has not only excelled in scholastics but has also exhibited sizable contributions to the university and the community through extraordinary character and leadership.

Recipient: Samuel Spetalnick

Samuel Spetalnick

The Muly Family Undergraduate Research Award

Description: This award supports undergraduate student research and is given annually to an exceptional undergraduate student conducting research in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It was established by Emil Muly ’56 and Faye Muly in honor of their family, which includes several generations of Johns Hopkins alumni.

Recipient: Eliza Cohn

Eliza Cohn

John Boswell Whitehead Award

Description: John Boswell Whitehead was named professor of electrical engineering in 1910 and began a program in applied electricity that led to the formation of the Electrical Engineering Department. He also was the first dean of the School of Engineering. This award is presented annually to an undergraduate student for outstanding achievements in electrical and computer engineering.

Recipient: Samuel Spetalnick

Samuel Spetalnick

It should also be noted that two ECE students – Andrew Efimov and Jeff Kim – were part of the group that won the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Research Day Award. This award is given to the top JHU BME research presentations at the annual Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Day event.

Jeff Kim

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